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Author Gibson, Jeffrey B., author

Title The disciple's prayer : the prayer Jesus taught in its historical setting / Jeffrey B. Gibson
Published Minneapolis [Minnesota] : Fortress Press, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (1 PDF (xii, 177 pages))
Series UPCC book collections on Project MUSE
Contents Preface -- Introduction -- What prayer are we praying when we pray the "Lord's Prayer"? -- What are we praying for when we pray the Disciples' Prayer? -- What kind of prayer are we praying when we pray the Disciples' Prayer? -- The prayer's author and his disciples -- Is the disciples' prayer an eschatological prayer? -- The "temptation" petition -- Conclusion -- Appendix. Was John the Baptist the author of the Disciples' Prayer?
Summary Christians around the world recite the "Lord's Prayer" daily, but what exactly are they praying for--and what relationship does it have with Jesus' own context? Jeffrey B. Gibson reviews scholarship that derives the so-called Lord's Prayer from Jewish synagogal prayers and refutes it. The genre of the prayer, he shows, is petitionary, and understanding its intent requires understanding Jesus' purpose in calling disciples as witnesses against "this generation." Jesus did not mean to teach a unique understanding of God; the prayer had its roots in first-century Jewish movements of protest. In context, Gibson shows (pace Schweitzer, Lohmeyer, Davies, Allison, and a host of other scholars) that the prayer had little to do with "calling down" into the present realities of "the age to come." Rather, it was meant to protect disciples from the temptations of their age and, thus, to strengthen their countercultural testimony. Gibson's conclusions offer new insights into the historical Jesus and the movement he sought to establish
Notes Issued as part of UPCC book collections on Project MUSE
Bibliography Includes bibliographical reference and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Jesus Christ -- Historicity.
Lord's prayer -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600.
Prayer -- Christianity.
Form Electronic book
Author Project Muse, distributor
Project Muse.
ISBN 1451490259